History of Waitaramoa – past and present

Remuera Stream with planting - Waitaramoa 2023

Remuera Heritage’s next event on Friday April 19th will be on the history of Waitaramoa, which was the original Māori name of the point of land jutting into Hobson Bay

This includes Hobson Bay, Shore Road and the floods, Shore Road Reserve, Thomas Bloodworth Park, Remuera Stream and Waitaramoa Reserve in Remuera. Waitaramoa is the traditional name for the area now commonly referred to as Hobson Bay. The meaning of the name is “Spear grass water” [waitaramoa is commonly known today as ‘bush lawyer’] and it was also applied to a creek at headwaters of the bay.

Sir Edwin Mitchelson named his 24 acre estate Waitaramoa which went from Portland Road to the foot of Victoria Avenue. Now Waitaramoa reserve is being restored and a name change is proposed for the area.

Speakers will be Sue Cooper, Remuera Heritage and Bryan Haggitt, Parnell Cricket Club.

When: Friday April 19th 2024 at 6.30pm

Where: Remuera Library, 429 Remuera Rd, cnr of St Vincent Avenue

Please RSVP to secremher18@gmail.com for refreshment purposes by 16 April.

All members and friends are welcome.